August 12, 2007

Lee Iacocca for now ..

Filed under: Book reviews — Celia Rexselin @ 8:02 am

I have started reading the auto-biography of this great guy Lee Iacocca. People, who know him can skip to the next paragraph. This guy, the son of an italian migrant, rose to the ranks of Ford Motor Company to become its president only to be fired eight years later. He then, joined Chrysler and and became a symbol of integrity and guts to lot of people in the world.

Few words that I extracted from this guy:

1) You have got to accept a little sorrow in life. You’ll never know what happiness is unless you have something to compare it to.

2) If you really want to be a waitress, then you should work at being the best damn waitress in the world.

3) What on earth am I doing? Is this how I want to be spending the rest of my life?

4) If you want to give a man credit, put it in writing. If you want to give him hell, do it on phone.

5. One day Henry (Ford) ordered me to fire a certain executive who was, in his judgement, “a fag”.

“Get rid of him”, Henry said. “He is a fag”.

“What are you talking about?” I asked

“Look at him. His pants are too tight.”

I still haven’t read it fully. But I think I will do a second reading too. 🙂


September 1, 2006

Hitchhiker – reveals the shameful state of Indian Society

Filed under: Book reviews — Celia Rexselin @ 2:21 pm

I thought it was just another novel, where poor boy meets rich girl, falls in love, gets thrashed by girl’s bad daddy and finally manages to marry his sweetheart.


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